on The Write Conversation:
“Tell the readers a story! Because without a story, you are merely using words to prove you can string them together in logical sentences.”
Anne McCaffrey (1926-2011), first woman to win a Hugo Award for fiction
Let’s just be honest with each other, writer-friends: We complicate this whole writing process.
We devote a lot of time and energy on crafting quirky characters and witty dialogue and vivid setting and layering in symbolism and metaphors.